Nick Lachey will never read Jessica Simpson’s book: ‘I know what the truth is’

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, here in 2005, had one of the most high-profile marriages in the early aughts.

It’s been over a year since Jessica Simpson released her very personal memoir and Nick Lachey still has not read it. In fact, he never, ever plans to read it.

Lachey, who finalized his divorce from Simpson in 2006, was asked about Open Book on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live.

“Did you ever wind up reading the Jessica Simpson book?” Cohen asked Lachey on Monday’s show.

“You’ll be shocked to hear that I have not. Nor will I ever read that book,” the 98 Degrees singer, 47, replied.

“Did you have someone pull you and say, ‘Listen here are the five things you need to know that are in this book'” Cohen continued. “Like here are the five things you are going to be really annoyed by or someone to give you the low down.”

“No,” Lachey said. “Here’s the thing, right? I obviously knew the book was coming out, but I lived the book. You know what I mean. I know what the truth is so I don’t need to read it or read someone’s version of it in a story. I know it, I lived it. No, I never read it.”

“And now there is going to be a fictionalized drama based on her life,” Cohen added, referring to Simpson’s upcoming scripted series for Amazon. “I mean you have to be saying, ‘Well how is this going to go for me.’ And who is going to play me?”